The dynamics of a booster station, which is critical for the control of a novel, long distance, hydraulic capsule pipeline, is simulated mathematically for design studies and control of the hydraulic transients caused by the valve actuators in the system. Several modifications to the pump bypass station configuration of the booster station have been studied. With the objective of eliminating column separation and reducing flow reversals, a configuration with several centrifugal pumps connected in series, and a carefully sized air chamber is found to be a viable design. A valve control method is designed to eliminate column separation and the design results in acceptable flow reversal levels in the main pipe. The simulation results match with trends in limited experimental studies performed on a small scale experimental capsule pipeline system.
Dynamics of a Large Scale Hydraulic Capsule Pipeline System
Contributed by the Dynamic Systems and Control Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF DYNAMIC SYSTEMS, MEASUREMENT, AND CONTROL. Manuscript received by the Dynamic Systems and Control Division July 15, 1999. Associate Editor: F. Conrad.
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Du, H., and Nair, S. S. (July 15, 1999). "Dynamics of a Large Scale Hydraulic Capsule Pipeline System ." ASME. J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control. March 2002; 124(1): 191–195. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1433481
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